COVID-19 is a respiratory infection caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Since its discovery in late 2019, it has infected hundreds of millions of people.
Most people with COVID-19 develop a mild illness, but it can be life threatening with certain risk factors.
Other most reported symptoms of COVID-19 include:
Keep reading to learn more about what we know about the connection between burping, nausea, and COVID-19.
Nausea is one of the most frequently reported symptoms of COVID-19 in people with mild or severe illness. A February 2022 review of studies suggests that people with gastrointestinal symptoms develop severe illness more frequently than people without gastrointestinal symptoms.
In this review, researchers estimated that 41.4% of people with nausea in a group of 5,285 people developed severe COVID-19 symptoms. People with gastrointestinal symptoms had a 2.8 times higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 overall.
Burping isn’t a typical symptom of COVID-19, but it has been reported in case studies.
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The frequency that COVID-19 symptoms are reported in studies varies depending on many factors, such as:
- the severity of COVID-19 illness
- the country where studies are performed
- whether COVID-19 is confirmed with lab tests
- whether symptoms are self-reported
Here’s a look at some of the most reported gastrointestinal symptoms.
Diarrhea is one of the most common gastrointestinal symptoms of COVID-19. It’s characterized by watery stools and can be the only symptom of COVID-19 in some cases.
Studies have reported the frequency of diarrhea with COVID-19 anywhere from
Loss of appetite
Researchers in a 2020 review from Beijing found that about
An analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as other studies, suggests children may develop vomiting more frequently despite generally having milder disease than adults.
Some people with COVID-19 develop abdominal pain in the absence of respiratory symptoms.
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The most common cause of burping is ingesting excessive air. Causes of burping can include:
- drinking or eating quickly
- talking while eating
- eating certain foods that cause gas, like beans or lentils
- drinking with poorly fitting dentures
- consuming carbonated beverages
- sucking on hard candy
- chewing gum
Medication side effects or health conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may also lead to burping.
Nausea has many potential causes, such as:
Mild COVID-19 can be treated at home
It’s critical to stay at home and avoid other people as much as possible if you have COVID-19 to prevent transmitting it.
Get immediate medical care if you develop
emergency COVID-19 symptomsor anything else concerning. These symptoms include:
- trouble breathing
- persistent chest pressure or pain
- newly developed confusion
- inability to wake up or stay away
- a pale to blue-gray tint to your lips, nails, or skin
Nausea is a common symptom of COVID-19 in people with mild or severe illnesses.
Burping isn’t a typical symptom, but irritation to your gastrointestinal tract could potentially make you burp more often than usual.
You can typically treat COVID-19 at home without medical treatment. However, it’s critical to get emergency medical attention if you have trouble breathing or develop other severe symptoms.